Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Murphy, TX, USA
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In the past when I used their router I had trouble with it being reliable handing out DHCP addresses and certain devices didn't like connecting to it's wireless connection. So I'd rather go with a DD-WRT router as it has far more features, it's more reliable, and I trust it's firewall more.
But I have to use the coax connection on their router, apparently. I believe it is some sort of TCP/IP connection, just done over coax. So what I'd like to do is hook that router up behind the DD-WRT router just to give the coax connection access to the internet.
I did have to exchange the FIOS router in the past, and I've never used the new one they sent me, so perhaps it will work as a wireless-G router for me, and I could still have the DD-WRT router handle DHCP as I like to use static IPs for a number of devices.
Another issue I've run into is that I had my linksys working as the primary router, and the N router was just hanging off it, handling only N devices. I decided to put DD-WRT on the N router, and have that take over everything, unfortunately a couple devices couldn't use the N router, either they couldn't see it, or they couldn't maintain a connection. It's rather odd. As a result I'm still running both of my routers.